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Tavolino Restaurant Review: “Tavolino” translates from Italian to “little table” in English. And while the name invokes a cozy, home-style kind of place, the restaurant Tavolino is all modern and urbane. There’s a faint aroma of a wood-burning oven where pizzas and bread are made daily. Here, too, the meats are roasted over a wood-fired rotisserie. And the grill is put to good use with such starters as the polipo alla griglia, aka grilled octopus. Another great “to share” plate is the semolina gnocchi with Parmesan. Pasta offerings include a clever ravioli di Caprino, red beet ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and herbs in a light red sauce, or the simple penne with mushrooms. Whole branzino comes with roasted broccolini, lemon aïoli and a capered sauce. Consider as well the osso buco with risotto. If there’s room for dessert we recommend the bonet, a chocolate dream. Wines, of course, are mostly Italian. Dining al fresco is a highlight at Tavolino, thanks to the wraparound patio.